On a Sunny Day This Solar Pendulum Will Keep You Distracted For Hours

On those frequent days when you just don't feel like working, there's nothing like a fun desk toy to wile away the hours. And if you're tired of your Newton's Cradle, and don't want to draw attention to yourself with a office-wide Nerf war, check out the solar-powered Zendulum. Like a Newton's Cradle its hypnotic… » 5/30/13 4:30pm 5/30/13 4:30pm

This Infinite Video Screen Pendulum Trick Just Blew My Mind

Even after being awake for hours, my mind still wasn't ready to deal with Jonathan Brainin's kinetic video installation which creates a virtual version of a Newton's cradle using a couple of LCD displays and a video camera. » 2/25/12 1:00pm 2/25/12 1:00pm

Spend the Next 22 Minutes Mesmerized By This Near-Perpetual Motion…

YouTuber yamamo2 hasn't created the world's first perpetual motion machine with this high-performance double pendulum. But he did create a hypnotic way to lose 22 minutes of your life staring at your screen. » 12/20/11 10:40am 12/20/11 10:40am

The Paint and the Pendulum

This is Tom Shannon creating one of his latest paintings. His process—swinging a giant pendulum rigged with six remote control paint guns over a canvas—is a marriage of chaos and control. His finished pieces...well, they're incredible. » 3/27/10 7:33pm 3/27/10 7:33pm